Today we celebrate the birth of Jim Osborne, one of the great unsung legends of American underground art. Do a casual search and you're likely to turn up only a few random threads of dubious information, personal anecdotes and artwork. That's exactly why I set out to chase down a few of his intimate associates a while back in an effort to memorialize his legacy and create the first footnoted snapshot of his obscure life. It certainly ain't a definitive biography, but it's a start. Had he not exited the world prematurely in 2001, Mr. Osborne would most certainly have appreciated the lascivious irony that he would be celebrating his 69th year today...with a full moon! To celebrate the occasion, I humbly present my entire article as it originally appeared in Destroying Angels #10 and Roctober #48. If you can't read it on your computer screen, I've provided a link to the PDF download below. Be sure to 69 your special someone and take a big swig of Jim Beam on this Devil's Night as we honor the Black Prince of the Comix Underground and see our comrades on the east coast through another long dark night. Happy Birthday, Jim!
Download ARMAGEDDON MAN as a PDF HERE.